You have built your pitch deck, created the financial model, and calculated the capital needed to execute the next 18-24 months. Now that you are ready to raise money, you want to build a list of the investors you know are the right fit for you.
Raising capital is one of the most critical challenges when building a startup. How well-prepared are you as a CEO to pitch your magical company? Are you aware of the startup funding stages or funding rounds? Every venture is different, and the various venture stages can vary somewhat, but generally speaking, there are five typical venture stages for early-stage startups.